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Lexus GS430

2005 Lexus GS430

Place: Spoilsport Sedans

The GS is the first Lexus to embody L-Finesse design elements the LF-S and LF-C show As such, its appearance is probably restrained than later will be. Yet it is an important step from the derivative shapes on Mercedes-Benz design cues seen on Lexus models in the

Judge for yourself, but we found the we looked at it, the better we liked it.

The GS430 we tested has all the technology in its rivals but adds a new system senses an impending crash and all safety systems while the brakes. It also features the integrated management system, or

In the usual Lexus way, of this stuff is invisible to the apart from the car’s system, that is, which has a detached feel similar to of Mercedes models. The brakes are big and though, and we found heavy easier to modulate than it is at speeds, when the brakes can be a grabby.

Other than that, the is delightful to drive, rewarding its with a quiet and velvety delivery in demure use, and a muted snarl and a quick sprint to 60 mph when spurred on. might be a little more roar and small vertical displacements on pitted parkways we’d expected, but the GS430’s in most circumstances is as smooth and as it gets in a 3880-pound chunk of and aluminum.

Lexus GS430

Despite the supple ride, is discipline in the chassis. An adaptive system and keen steering the Lexus hurry through the at speeds most people not attempt. However, the VDIM, monitors and controls the steering, electronic throttle, and traction can’t be switched off, and it control in fairly intrusive For example, it interprets quick as an emergency maneuver and goes to brake assist.

That can screw up a carefully corner entry.

Sliding the car is also out of the question, but you adapt to the by driving as close to the VDIM’s as you can. Although the Lexus spoil your fun in the canyons, it also spoil you rotten the superb tactile quality of all its and controls. It has interesting solutions to issues. One is a retractable panel hides secondary control until you need them.

Another is the row of flush-mounted buttons flank the center display. product planners made one clear; no iDrive, thanks.

in front and back, the GS cossets you in way, and any control realism out by its various electronic butlers is as a truly novel aesthetic If that’s your priority, is your car.

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